Design and Build Your Own Glider

If you have ever wondered how planes can fly, then this course is a must-attend for you.  Besides learning about the fundamental principles of flight, major parts and configuration of airplanes, and flight control surfaces, you will be involved in the design and construction of a wooden glider to fulfill a glide ratio of 2 or higher.

Related ITE Courses: Nitec in Aerospace Technology, Nitec in Aerospace Avionics 

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the parts of an airplane and their functions.
  • Identify and describe the primary flight control surfaces on an airplane’s wings and tail that allow a pilot to maneuver an airplane and control its attitude.
  • Describe the four major forces acting on an aircraft during flight.
  • Identify and describe the different types and configuration of wing shapes and aspect ratio.
  • Describe the principles of gravity and law of equilibrium.
  • Build a wooden glider with a minimum glide ratio of 2.